It is the responsibility of every user to operate your Company’s systems in an effective, safe, ethical and lawful manner. The Acceptable Use Policy provides guidance on the use of Company and personal systems.
A whole host of problems can arise when employees use business equipment for personal purposes or personal equipment for business purposes including, loss of productivity and security risks.
No matter what your policy is, or how much you try to control it, employees will probably use business equipment from time to time for personal purposes. As a result, most firms allow a reasonable level of use, but being consistent in creating and enforcing rules is recommended to ensure that personal use doesn’t get excessive.
This is one of the fundamental policies we recommend companies have in place from an early stage of growth.
This Acceptable Use Policy includes sections on:
- the use of social media
- the use of personal accounts during working hours
- using company issued and personal mobile phones